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Don Best ’81

Don Best is an alumnus of MECA (‘81) and wood artist of more than twenty years, based in Norway, Maine. His process is uniquely additive and subtractive and includes both carving and attaching basswood components, and integrating shapes leftover from previous projects. The sculptures are finished with further carving, woodburning, acrylic wash, and colored pencil to bring them to life. Each piece’s complex personality and gesture captures feelings of lightheartedness, sadness, joy, and humor, and asks us to consider our world through the eyes of wildlife and our closest animal companions.

Don’s Art for Sale

Gray Waves by Don Best ’81

$575.00
Basswood wall sculpture. 10” x 9 ½” x 1 ½”

The Sea Below by Don Best ’81

$750.00
Basswood wall sculpture. 9” x 18” x 2”

Up in the Belfry by Don Best ’81

$575.00
Basswood wall sculpture. 10” x 13” x 2”

Watching the Waves by Don Best ’81

$650.00
Basswood wall sculpture. 7 ½” x 17” x 2”